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 ConcertsGo to top of List
 
January 31, Friday
FOLK LEGEND BILL STAINES IN CONCERT
North Branch School.
Concert goers are invited to bring a dish and share a potluck supper with Bill. A portion of proceeds benefits North Branch School. North Branch School, Afton.  7pm.  $Advance - $12 Adult, $3 Children/ At the Door - $20 Adult, $5 Children.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
February 1, Saturday
CHANTICLEER
Wayne Theatre.
Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world as an orchestra of voices for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7:30pm.  $55 and up.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
February 25, Tuesday
YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia.
Featured ensembles: the Rita M. Evans Orchestra, the Flute Ensemble, and the Youth Symphony. Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center - CHS.  7pm.  $15 adults, free for 18 and under.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-974-7776. 
 
 ExhibitsGo to top of List
 
February 12, Wednesday
JOB FAIR WITH VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS
JMRL - Northside Library.
Visit the library and sit down one-on-one with more than 15 representatives from a variety of local employers. Get away from the stress of online applications and talk to real people. Bringing a resume is encouraged but not required. As a bonus, arrive an hour prior to the fair to attend a helpful workshop on job interviewing techniques. Ages 16+. Northside Library.  2-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
February 25 & March 24, Tuesdays
TODDLERS IN ARTLAND
The Fralin Museum.
Families are invited to a program for toddlers 12-24 months and their adult companions. Led by a Museum educator, pairs will be introduced to big ideas in development theory and given time to playfully practice strategies in the Museum space. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.  10-10:45am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
January 18-March 31
CREATED EQUAL: PORTRAITS OF CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES
Monticello.
Robert Shetterly's Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) is a series of more than 250 portraits and narratives highlighting citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. By combining art and other media, AWTT offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans to act for the common good, our communities and the Earth. Monticello, Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
January 18-April 18
A PLACE FIT FOR WOMEN
The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Exhibit featuring 14 paintings of African American women and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-260-8720. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Farm & Orchard EventsGo to top of List
 
LOCAL FARMS & ORCHARDS
Charlottesville-Albemarle has many great outdoor opportunities for families and perennial favorites are berry-picking, pumpkin picking, and springtime farm visits to see baby animals. In our AF Guide to Family Fun you'll find listings for farms and orchards that welcome families. Please be courteous and call ahead to plan your visit--these wonderful places are also home for the farmers. For details, please click this link. 
 
 FestivalsGo to top of List
 
February 8, Saturday
KID*VENTION 2020
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Strap on your goggles and slip into your lab coat for an annual family celebration of everything science. Explore a wide variety of scientific fields through hands-on experiments, demonstrations, games and more, as the museum welcomes local exhibitors with expertise in areas like biology, chemistry, physics and zoology. Past exhibitors have helped kids race robots, see their heartbeat, plant a tree and make slime. Key Recreation Center.  Directions: 800 E. Market St.  10am-3pm.  $5/family suggested donation.  All ages welcome.  Email: maggie@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
February 16, Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLEFAMILY FUN FAIR & CAMP EXPO
CharlottesvilleFamily.
The annual CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo helps parents get a jump on camp shopping. Meet over 80 exhibitors from camps offering horseback riding, sailing, sports training, travel, robotics and much more. There will be entertainment and special kids' activities. The Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-4713. 
 
February 22, Saturday
CULPEPER CARNIVAL 2020
Culpepper Renaissance Inc.
Fun for the entire family including: live music, performing artists, wagon rides, New Orleans inspired food, crafts for children, strolling costumed performers and face painting. Enjoy the traditions of Mardi Gras with beads and masks for all. Downtown Culpeper.  10am-8pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-825-4416. 
 
Ongoing
SCHOOL FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Many local schools host wonderful special events each year--fairs, festivals, dances, spaghetti suppers and more. Because they are designed by parents for families you can be sure of having a good time and supporting a worthwhile cause. For details, please click this link. 
 
 History ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
January 20-31
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 2020 MLK EXHIBITION
UVA School of Architecture.
The School of Architecture's annual MLK Exhibition showcases design work following the mindset of Dr. Martin Luther King. The exhibition begins with the School's chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, 2019 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition, submission for social housing in Brooklyn. UVA School of Architecture, Campbell Hall.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 8, Saturday
AMERICAN GIRL AFTERNOON TEA
James Monroe's Highland.
Bring your American Girl doll to an afternoon tea catered by Harvest Moon. Play period games over tea at your table, then make a Valentine inspired by designs from Monroe family furniture. James Monroe's Highland.  3-4:30pm.  $25.  Recommended for ages 6 to 12.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
February 8, Saturday
LET'S GO EXPLORE THE PAST THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY
Monticello.
Kids and their grown-ups are invited for a sneak peek at the Monticello Archaeology Lab. Work with authentic artifacts and learn how archaeologists puzzle together pieces of the past to learn about the people who lived at Monticello. Monticello.  10am-12pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
February 8, Saturday
SEEDS OF CULTURE: STORYTELLING FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
In celebration of Black History Month, professional storyteller Page Hill of Seeds of Culture will bring to life stories from Charlottesvilles Black community and engage participants in a creative art project. Ms. Hill is a native of Keswick, Va. who cultivates cultural sustainability through storytelling, and engages audiences with interactive participation. For ages 6- Adult. Gordon Avenue Library.  3-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
February 15, Saturday
EVOLUTION OF A BLACK GIRL: FROM THE SLAVE HOUSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Actress, author and educator Morgan McCoys (recently seen as "Jesse" in the hit film "Harriet") riveting one-woman show takes the audience on a dramatic journey from 1600s Africa to present day United States through the stories of twelve distinct characters who collectively weave a rich history of African-American womens experiences. Iconic figures such as Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Michelle Obama and more are portrayed along with fictional characters that illuminate the strength, resilience and achievements of African-American women despite obstacles that stood in their way. Piedmont Virginia Community College, V. Earl Dickinson Building.  7:30pm.  $12 adults, $10 seniors/students/children.  All ages welcome.  Contact: PVCC Box Office.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-5376. 
 
February 22, Saturday
BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE & PERFORMANCE
Louisa County Historical Society.
In recognition of Black History Month, the Louisa County Historical Society is hosting a special lecture program. Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott will lecture on Black Women's Political Culture in Virginia Then and Now: Before the 19th Amendment and in the 2020 Elections. The Spirit of Truth Community Choir will also perform during the program, which will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. First Baptist Church, Louisa.  1-2:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Karleen Kovalcik.  Email: louisahistory@verizon.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-967-5975. 
 
February 22, Saturday
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S 288TH BIRTHDAY
George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Visit Mount Vernon on George Washington's birthday for FREE. Participate in special wreath laying ceremonies throughout the day, and join General Washington for a slice of birthday cake. George Washington's Mount Vernon.  9am-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-780-2000. 
 
Daily in February
HEMINGS FAMILY TOUR AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
The Hemings Family Tour is a one-hour-and-45-minute small-group interactive tour exploring both the Main House and Mulberry Row through the stories of seven members of the largest enslaved family at Monticello. Explore related narratives of struggle, survival and family bonds across more than three generations. Monticello.  1:30-2:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
Every Month, Third Saturday
TODDLER TIME AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Toddlers and their adult companions will love an adventure in the Griffin Discovery Room for story time, crafts, and special activities - the perfect introduction to the world of Thomas Jefferson! Monticello, Griffin Discovery Room.  9-10am.  $10.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
 Markets & BazaarsGo to top of List
 
January 11-March 21, Saturdays
KEY'S CORNER INDOOR MARKET
City of Charlottesville.
Indoor winter farmer's market. Closed on February 8. Key Recreation Center.  8-11:30am.  Email: citymarket@charlottesville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-970-3371. 
 
January 11-March 21, Saturdays
WINTER FARMERS MARKET
IX Art Park.
You can still have fresh local produce even when it's cold outside. Come browse Virginia-born fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and prepared foods, as well as arts and crafts from local makers. IX Art Park.  9am-1pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-207-2355. 
 
January 11, February 8, March 8 & April 12, Saturdays
WINTER MADISON FARMERS MARKETS
Madison Farmers Market.
Come out to the winter markets at Hoover Ridge Park. Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  10am-12pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-6881. 
 
 MoviesGo to top of List
 
February 9, Sunday
PARAMOUNT AT THE MOVIES PRESENTS: GREEN BOOK
The Paramount Theater.
In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. Before the film, cast your vote for the 92nd Academy Awards. We will have Oscar ballots available in the lobby. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 Adult, $5 Youth.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 16, Sunday
PARAMOUNT AT THE MOVIES PRESENTS: INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
The Paramount Theater.
Originally released in 1981 as a collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Raiders redefined the possibilities of adventure cinema and launched actor Harrison Ford to a legendary status. Indiana Jones is the classic hero for this adventure set in the 1930s, as the quick-witted and hardy archaeologist goes on the hunt for the Lost Ark of the Covenant. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 Adult, $5 Youth.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
 MuseumsGo to top of List
 
January 8, February 5 & March 4, Wednesdays
PICTURES & PAGES WITH GLYNIS WELTE
The Fralin Museum of Art / JMRL.
Gordon Avenue childrens librarian Glynis Welte delivers dynamic arts-related story times incorporating movement, songs, and puppets with a variety of exciting books. The Fralin Museum of Art.  10-10:45am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 4.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
February 11 & March 10, Tuesdays
BABIES IN ARTLAND
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Specifically designed for adult caregivers and their infant companions, Babies in Artland invites lively conversation about works of art, with baby coos and cries encouraged. There will be time to share and ask questions about art and parenting. The Fralin Museum of Art.  10-10:45am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
January 29-March 18, Wednesdays
FUN FOR THE YOUNG @ THE FRALIN
Fralin Museum of Art / JMRL.
Start with a book, and then go look. Children enjoy a story read by arts educator Aimee Hunt and explore an artwork through observation, movement, play, and simple hands-on projects. UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Rd.  10-11am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 4.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
January 24-May 24
THE INSIDE WORLD: CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AUSTRAILIAN MEMORIAL POLES
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.
The Inside World presents 112 memorial poles by 55 artists from remote Aboriginal communities in the tropical northern region of Australia known as Arnhem Land. Traditionally, these poles - known as lorrkkon, upun, or arrakitjwere used to house the bones of the deceased. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
Every Friday
ART EXPEDITIONS
Amazement Square.
Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about types of art and try your hand at different techniques. Amazement Square .  Directions: Lynchburg.  4-5pm.  $Free with admission .  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-845-1888. 
 
First Friday of every month
FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Explore More Discovery Museum.
Kids can participate in fun activities designed to help them understand how to build a foundation and frame for everything from muscles and bones to house and home. Explore More Discovery Museum.  Directions: 150 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg.  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-8900. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Saturdays
MUSEUMS ON US
Bank of America / Merrill / Virginia Discovery Museum.
Its Museums on Us® day at the Virginia Discovery Museum, sponsored by Bank of America! BoA, Merrill, and Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) customers receive one free general admission ticket per cardholder with an active credit or debit card and valid photo ID. Virginia Discovery Museum.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
Third Fridays
SCIENCE AFTER DARK
Science Museum of Virginia.
Each month offers a quirky and unique theme. Spend a night exploring the exhibits, with custom, all-live astronomy presentations at 6:30pm and 7:15pm in The Dome and a classic movie at 8pm on the largest screen in the state. Science After Dark features hands-on activities and stargazing on the front lawn with the Richmond Astronomical Society. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  5pm.  $10 general public.  Email: info@smv.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Wednesdays
WEGMAN'S PAY WHAT YOU WISH WEDNESDAY
Virginia Discovery Museum / Wegmans.
Admission to the museum is by donation today. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall (near City Hall).  10am-5pm.  Email: gallerymanager@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Tuesdays
TODDLER TALES
Amazement Square.
Toddler Tales meets each Tuesday to focus on preschool preperation through fun and engaging activities, songs, take-home activities and a themed story time. Amazement Square, The Big Red Barn.  10:30am.  $Free with admission.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
 Nature & Park ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
February 7, Friday
PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE
The Paramount Theater.
Wildlife photographer and cinematographer Shannon Wild is a passionate conservationist who lives in Africa but works wherever the wildlife calls. In her 15 years documenting wildlife, she's been pinned by a cheetah, charged by an elephant, lions, and buffalo, and bitten countless times by snakes and lizards. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 14-17
PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN RESORT
Wintergreen Resort.
Be on the lookout for Abe and George. Live music and fun on the slopes. Wintergreen Resort.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
January 13 - February 29
HALF-PRICE ADMISSION DAYS AT LEWIS GINTER
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
There is plenty to see at the Garden in January and February. The warm and cozy Conservatory beckons with aromatic orchids, blooming cactus, birds-of-paradise and other tropical flowers. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  $4 children, $6 adults & seniors.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
First Saturdays
BLUE RIDGE YOUNG BIRDERS MONTHLY MEETING
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.
Does your child have an interest in nature or a passion for birds? Come see two club members discuss birding the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The meeting is preceded by a 7:30am bird walk that is fun and informative. The event is open to kids 7-18 and their parents. Education Building of Ivy Creek Foundation.  9:30am, 7:30am bird walk.  $free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 18.  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: info@blueridgeyoungbirders.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
February 1, Friday
FIRST FRIDAYS UNDER THE STARS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Learn about the stars and other celestial objects. Start with a short talk in the education building then after the skies darken, volunteers help point out constellations and nebula. Use the Charlottesville Astronomical Society's telescope or bring your own. Cloudy skies cancel the outdoor portion. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  7:45-9pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: director@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7772. 
 
First Saturdays
FIRST SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come for an early morning bird walk with Amy Neale of the Monticello Bird Club. Beginners always are welcome, and binoculars are available to share. Meet in the parking lot of Ivy Creek Natural Area to participate. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  7:30-8:30am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7772. 
 
First & Third Mondays and Second & Fourth Thursdays
LITTLE NATURALISTS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Introduce your 3 to 5 year old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Trained guides will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  10-11am.  $Free.  Contact: Jill Watt.  Email: jillheffwatt@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 717-850-1461. 
 
Third Friday of every month
LIVESKY PLANETARIUM SHOW
Science Museum of Virginia.
Take a guided tour of the current night sky and find out about the latest celestial happenings. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and make requests of your astronomer host. Since the sky is always changing and audience questions and requests vary, each LiveSky show is different. No LiveSky during the month of April. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  6pm.  $5 nonmembers; free for members.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1431. 
 
First and Third Fridays
PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE MCCORMICK OBSERVATORY
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
View celestial objects through the historic 26-inch McCormick Refractor and other smaller telescopes year-round, weather permitting. Tour the Observatory, hear a presentation by an astronomer and see the exhibits. McCormick Observatory.  9-11pm mid March-early November, 7-9pm early November to mid March.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-1885. 
 
Ongoing
STARGAZING 101
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Learn the names and locations of each season's major constellations and bright stars. Learn how to spot planets, use a star map and use binoculars for a closer look at the night sky. Fee and registration required. 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
Third Friday of every month
STARS AND PLANETS
Science Museum of Virginia.
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn as they share their telescopes for a look at the night sky (weather permitting). Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Times vary from month to month.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
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January 24-26, Friday-Sunday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL ONE-ACT PLAYS
Tandem Friends School.
The Upper School Drama program presents a series of one-act plays, with assistance from local directors and playwrights. Tandem Friends School Community Hall.  7pm.  $8-$10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Perry Medlin.  Email: pmedlin@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 
February 8, Saturday
BALLETSCHOOL DANCE GROUP WINTER PERFORMANCE
BalletSchool of Charlottesville.
The program will feature new works choreographed by BalletSchool faculty and students. PVCC Dickinson Building.  7-8pm.  $Free and open to the public, donations accepted.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 10, Monday
SWEET CHARIOT
Wayne Theatre.
Unique and upbeat, educational and inspirational, the talented singer/actors of Sweet Chariot tell the true story of slavery by combining dazzling a capella spirituals with oral histories of 70, 80, and 90 year-old former slaves who were interviewed during the Federal Writers Project of the 1930's. Recommended for grades 3-Adult. Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  9:30am-12:30pm.  $8.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
February 14 & 15, Friday & Saturday
UPFRONT: EVENING OF ROMANCE
Charlottesville Ballet.
Bring your valentine and join Charlottesville Ballet for an evening of romance. Watch the artists "up front" in our intimate studio theatre and enjoy complimentary wine by DuCard Vineyards and hors d'oeuvres by The Shebeen Pub & Braai. Following the performance, you will get a chance to meet & mingle with the dancers of Charlottesville Ballet. Charlottesville Ballet.  Varies by Date.  $15-$25.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilleballet.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-227-7592. 
 
February 20, Thursday
YAMATO - THE DRUMMERS FROM JAPAN
The Paramount Theater.
A thrilling, high-energy and explosive interpretation of the centuries-old Taiko Japanese drumming tradition. Jhonetsu - Passion captures Yamato's virtuosity, strength, spirit and sheer endurance. This past season marked Yamato's 25th anniversary, celebrating over 3,500 performances in 54 countries. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 21-23, Friday-Sunday
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
Wayne Theatre.
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers. Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  3pm & 7pm.  $22 Adult, $15 Student.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
Sundays
TELL US A TALE RADIO SHOW
University of Virginia's WTJU fm 91.1.
An outstanding radio program of storytelling and music for children hosted by Peter Jones. Peter also works with local school children to produce special programs. 12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-0885. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
November 15-17 & 22-24
DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST THE MUSICAL
The Wayne Theatre.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed into his former self, but time is running out. The Wayne Theatre.  Directions: Waynesboro.  7pm Friday & Saturday / 3pm Saturday & Sunday.  $22 adults, $15 students.  Email: info@waynetheatre.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
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January 31, Friday
FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
Yancey Community Center.
Music, fun, food, and of course, roller skating. DJ Percy will be providing the tunes and all proceeds from refreshments will support the B.F. Yancey Community Food Pantry. Yancey Community Center.  6:30-8:30pm.  $3.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday
ANNUAL FATHER/DAUGHTER VALENTINE'S DANCE
Charlottesville Ballet.
The afternoon will include a mini-performance, refreshments, a decorate-your-own-treat table, Valentine decorating, and plenty of dancing with special activities led by the dancers of Charlottesville Ballet. This semi-formal event celebrates the parent/child relationship; moms, dads, sons and daughters are welcome to attend. Charlottesville Ballet Studios.  1pm or 4:30pm Saturday & 2pm Sunday.  $15 kids, $20 adults.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-227-7592. 
 
February 3, Monday
STUFFED ANIMAL CHECKUP CLINIC
JMRL - Crozet Library.
It's time for fuzzy friends of all sizes and descriptions to come to the library for a checkup! Discover how your stuffed animal measures up in size, softness, and more at this drop-in STEAM session. Crozet Library.  2-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
February 6, Thursday
HANDCRAFT GROUP
JMRL - Scottsville Library.
If youre crafty, this is the group for you. Come swap ideas, learn new skills, or just enjoy the conversations. Bring a project in progress, or the supplies you need to get started. Scottsville Library.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
February 7, Friday
PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE
The Paramount Theater.
Wildlife photographer and cinematographer Shannon Wild is a passionate conservationist who lives in Africa but works wherever the wildlife calls. In her 15 years documenting wildlife, she's been pinned by a cheetah, charged by an elephant, lions, and buffalo, and bitten countless times by snakes and lizards. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 8, Saturday
DANCING UNDER THE STARS - FAMILY DANCE PARTY
Brooks Family YMCA.
February is Heart Month. Come increase your heart rate by dancing with your child(ren) under the stars. There will be fun crafts and food. Come move and groove with us. Please register by February 5. Brooks Family YMCA.  5-8pm.  $25 Members, $35 Non-Members.  Email: bpatton@piedmontymca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-974-9622. 
 
February 8, Saturday
FAFSA SUPER SATURDAY WORKSHOP
PVCC.
Need help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid form? PVCC can help. Students and parents should bring copies of tax returns, wage statements and records of all sources of income. Before attending, students and parents should also create an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. PVCC Main Building, Room M154.  9am-12pm.  $Free and open to the public.  Email: finaid@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link. 
 
February 8, Saturday
LET'S GO EXPLORE THE PAST THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY
Monticello.
Kids and their grown-ups are invited for a sneak peek at the Monticello Archaeology Lab. Work with authentic artifacts and learn how archaeologists puzzle together pieces of the past to learn about the people who lived at Monticello. Monticello.  10am-12pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
February 8, Saturday
SECOND SATURDAY CROZET
Downtown Crozet Initiative.
A collaborative celebration of art featuring Crozet area art venues, shops and local artists. Each month on the Second Saturday, explore, inspire and celebrate the wonder of art and the bounty of talented artists in the region. Then, stop by one of the many restaurants, wineries, breweries and orchards to complete your day in this scenic part of Albemarle County. Locations & Times: Crozet Artisan Depot from 1-3pm; Over the Moon Bookstore from 2-4pm; The Barn Swallow Gallery from 3-5pm; Studio 453 from 1-4pm; and Sunset Farm Studio from 1-5pm. Various locations in Crozet.  $Varies.  Email: crozetartisandepot@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
February 14, Friday
VALENTINE'S DAY HEART SHAPED PIZZAS
Blue Mountain Brewery.
All day long, your favorite Blue Mountain pizzas will be made heart shaped in honor of Valentine's Day. Carry-out also available. Blue Mountain Brewery.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
February 15, Saturday
FAMILY ART JAMS: WIRE FIGURES
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Programs combining age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities for children. Parents or other adult family members are encouraged to serve as assistants. After discussion of small wire sculptures of cowboys by Aboriginal Australian artist Johnny Perrurle Young, participants will use wire and paper mache to construct animal and human figures. The Fralin Museum of Art.  Various times depending on age.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 5 to 12.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
November 1-February 2020
STARRY NIGHTS UNDER THE DOME
UVA.
Each evening, the Rotunda's interior dome transforms into a stylized version of the night sky as seen in Jefferson's time, thanks to the inspiration of three Ph.D. students who are bringing Jefferson's early dream to life. Today, the array of constellations visible in the Dome Room is created by projectors secreted along the upper gallery. Part of a bigger exhibition, it will remain in place through mid-February, augmented by lectures and other events for the University and Charlottesville communities. The planetarium itself is a permanent installation. Rotunda, UVA.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 15-17, Saturday-Monday
PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND
James Madison's Montpelier.
Take specialty tours, hike 8+ miles of walking trails and peruse galleries. Speciality tours include "Madison and the Constitution," "Journey from Slavery to Freedom" and "Montpelier's Enslaved Community." James Madison's Montpelier.  10am-4pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x450. 
 
February 14-17
PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN RESORT
Wintergreen Resort.
Be on the lookout for Abe and George. Live music and fun on the slopes. Wintergreen Resort.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
February 23, Sunday
COOKING WITH KIDS (& PARENTS)
The Happy Cook.
Join Ian Redshaw, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Rising Star Chef. Redshaw, and partners, opened LAMPO in 2014 and then three years later he and the team opened Prime 109  a woodfire steakhouse that follows the seasons and features the bounty of Albemarle County. Ian, a father of two little ones, loves cooking with young chefs and excited to work with your young cook. The Happy Cook.  2-4pm.  $75/parent & child pair.  Recommended for ages 5 to 12.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-2665. 
 
February 25, Tuesday
IHOP'S NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
IHOP.
All day long, IHOP will serve guests a free small stack of buttermilk pancakes in hopes that they will help in raising the $5 million goal to help local children's hospitals and health organizations. IHOP.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-964-0830. 
 
February 25 & March 24, Tuesdays
TODDLERS IN ARTLAND
The Fralin Museum.
Families are invited to a program for toddlers 12-24 months and their adult companions. Led by a Museum educator, pairs will be introduced to big ideas in development theory and given time to playfully practice strategies in the Museum space. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.  10-10:45am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
October-May, Saturdays
ROLLER SKATING
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation.
Greenwood Community Center is open every Saturday night for roller skating. Greenwood Community Center.  Directions: Crozet.  6-9pm.  $skate rental $3, bring your own skates $2, entrance fee for non-skaters $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5844. 
 
Second Fridays
$1 FAMILY NIGHT
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Come out for the $1 per person event every second Friday of the month at the Downtown location of the Children's Museum of Richmond. Starts June 8, 2018. CMoR Downtown.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7062. 
 
First Thursdays
BLUE RIDGE IRISH MUSIC SCHOOL OPEN SESSIONS
Blue Ridge Irish Music School.
Slower, beginning musicians can play together at 6pm followed by intermediate-advanced, faster musicians at 7pm. Listeners and players are welcome. C'ville Coffee.  6-8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: cvillesession@brimstunes.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-409-9631. 
 
First Saturdays
COMMUNITY BREAKFASTS
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Volunteers from the community serve up breakfast at a great price. A wonderful way to meet your neighbors. Rockfish Valley Community Center.  Directions: 190 Rockfish Lane, Afton.  8:30-10:30am.  All ages welcome.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
November 28-December 7, Fridays
COOKIES WITH SANTA
Junior League of Charlottesville.
Kids will be treated to yummy sugar cookies and a holiday coloring book. Partcipants will also have their pictures taken with Santa, and Santa will end the event with a story. Shops at Stonefield.  Various times.  $20.75/child.  All ages welcome.  Email: pr@jlcville.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
First Saturdays
MUSEUMS ON US
Bank of America / Merrill / Virginia Discovery Museum.
Its Museums on Us® day at the Virginia Discovery Museum, sponsored by Bank of America! BoA, Merrill, and Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) customers receive one free general admission ticket per cardholder with an active credit or debit card and valid photo ID. Virginia Discovery Museum.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
OUTDOOR ICE SKATING
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Open all winter long, this 1,344 square foot outdoor synthetic ice skating rink is perfect for all ages and features weekday, weekend, and evening hours. Children's Museum of Richmond.  Hours vary.  $10 General Public, $7 Members, $5 Skate Rental.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7062. 
 
Saturdays & Sundays
PINBALL
Decades Arcade.
Come out and play unlimited pinball on machines dating all the way back to 1947. Decades Arcade.  2-10pm Saturdays, 2-7pm Sundays.  $$12 Adults, $8 Kids.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Fridays & Sundays
ROLLER SKATING AT CARVER RECREATION CENTER
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Roller skating has returned to Carver Recreation Center. This free event occurs Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Skates are provided and there is no charge for this activity. Carver Recreation Center, Jefferson School City Center.  5-8pm Fridays; 1-6pm Sunday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-970-3053. 
 
Third Fridays
SQUARE AND CONTRA DANCING AT THE FRONT PORCH
The Front Porch / C-ville Hoedown.
Come for square and contra dancing with caller and local favorite Brian Hamshar, who will have beginners dancing in no time. No need to bring a partner. Wheelhouse plays lively celtic-inspired music served up by accordion, piano, flutes and pipes. Everyone is welcome. The Front Porch.  7:30pm beginner's workshop, 8-10pm dance.  $10 adults, $5 students, 12 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 806-7062. 
 
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January 2, 9, 19 & 26
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HOME GAMES
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on the 'Hoos at home as they take on North Carolina (Jan. 2), Duke (Jan. 9), Virginia Tech (Jan. 19) and Notre Dame (Jan. 26). John Paul Jones Arena.  Times vary by date.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 4, 11, 18, 20 & 28
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home. John Paul Jones Arena.  Times vary by date.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
January 28, Tuesday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. FLORIDA STATE
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on the 'Hoos at home as they take on Florida State. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 31, Friday
FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
Yancey Community Center.
Music, fun, food, and of course, roller skating. DJ Percy will be providing the tunes and all proceeds from refreshments will support the B.F. Yancey Community Food Pantry. Yancey Community Center.  6:30-8:30pm.  $3.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 15, Saturday
WINE LOVERS 5K
Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery.
Run with the ones you love...a sweet start to a fun and romantic weekend. The race starts and finishes in the vineyard and winds its way through quaint, country roads in beautiful Nelson County. Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, Afton.  9am-12pm.  $32.  Email: info@corkscrewracing.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 15-17, Saturday-Monday
PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN
Wintergreen Resort.
A long weekend to take advantage of great skiing, riding and tubing. Some of the best conditions are in February. Wintergreen Resort.  9am-10pm.  $Varies by activity.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
February 14-17
PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN RESORT
Wintergreen Resort.
Be on the lookout for Abe and George. Live music and fun on the slopes. Wintergreen Resort.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
February 2, 6, 13 & 27
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HOME GAMES
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on the 'Hoos at home as they take on Syracuse (Feb. 2), Clemson (Feb. 6), Miami (Feb. 13) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 27). John Paul Jones Arena.  Times vary.  $4-$15.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
February 5, 11, 19 & 29
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL HOME GAMES
UVA Athletics.
Come cheer on the 'Hoos at home as they take on Clemson (Feb. 5), Notre Dame (Feb. 11), Boston College (Feb. 19) and Duke (Feb. 29). John Paul Jones Arena.  Times vary by date.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
UVA CAVALIERS
University of Virginia.
Go Hoos!!! Youth Day games provide extra treats for the kids! Season schedule and games scores available through web link. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5631. 
 
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February 18, Tuesday
PICTUREBOOK POTPOURRI: ART IN THE FAMILY
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Explore the amazing wealth of childrens books by the Pinkney Family and then enjoy creating your own scratch art piece inspired by Brian Pinkeys illustrations. Gordon Avenue Library.  3:30-4pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 7.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
January 8, February 5 & March 4, Wednesdays
PICTURES & PAGES WITH GLYNIS WELTE
The Fralin Museum of Art / JMRL.
Gordon Avenue childrens librarian Glynis Welte delivers dynamic arts-related story times incorporating movement, songs, and puppets with a variety of exciting books. The Fralin Museum of Art.  10-10:45am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 4.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
January 6-March 9
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
JMRL- Central Library.
Ten to 15 minutes of simple stories, rhymes, and songs chosen to enhance your wee one's language development followed by time to play and socialize. Designed for babies ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Central Library.  9:30-10am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
January 28-March 24, Tuesdays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
JMRL-Gordon Avenue Library.
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 23 months and caregiver. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking and reading. Gordon Avenue Library.  9:30-10:15am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, Second Wednesdays
CUENTOS Y CANCIONES BILINGUAL STORYTIME
JMRL - Central Library.
Enjoy a special storytime in both English and Spanish featuring favorite stories, rhymes and songs in both languages to help you and your little one learn some basic Spanish. Central Library.  10:30-11am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
Third Saturdays
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: BILINGUAL STORYTIME
Barnes and Noble.
Bilingual Storytime for Children is held the third Saturday of each month. Readings will be done by Ali Sullivan of Spanish Moves! Cuentos bilingües para Niños este evento se celebra el cuarto sábado de cada. Las lecturas serán realizadas por Ali Sullivan de movimientos españoles! Ven y participa en la hora de los cuentos bilingues el tercer sábado de cada mes. Habrá cuentos, canciones y actividades. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
Final Saturdays
SATURDAY STORIES
JMRL - Central.
Stop by for a special storytime treat in the Children’s Room the last Saturday of the month. All families are welcome, including stuffed animals. Donuts with Dad will be a specialty storytime offered February 24. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151 . 
 
Saturdays
STORYTIME AT NEW DOMINION BOOKSHOP
New Dominion Bookshop.
Young children welcome to come to the mezzanine of the bookshop. A staff member will read classic, as well as new books to the group. New Dominion Bookshop.  Directions: 404 East Main St..  11am.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-2552. 
 
December 1-22, Sundays
STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS
Boar's Head Resort.
Straight from the North Pole, Mrs. Claus arrives to spend an afternoon reading some of your favorite Christmas stories. The North Pole Bakery has also sent along some treats to share. You may come in your jammies, and don't forget your camera. Ednam Hall at Boar's Head Resort.  2-3pm.  $15/Child.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-2181. 
 
Wednesdays September-December
TODDLER TIME
JMRL - Scottsville Library.
A program for babies and toddlers emphasizing simple concepts, patterns and unconditional acceptance. This 20-minute activity includes books, songs, fingerplays and flannel board stories. Scottsville Library.  10am.  $Free.  Email: scottsville@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-3541. 
 
Wednesdays in January
WEEKLY STORYTIME
Barnes & Noble.
Enjoy this new weekly event, featuring fun stories and activities for everyone to enjoy. Barracks Shopping Center Barnes & Noble.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-6598 . 
 
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February 15, Saturday
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN IN CONCERT
Altria Theater.
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling's classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. Altria Theater, Richmond.  8pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-514-3849. 
 
February 21-23, Friday-Sunday
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
Wayne Theatre.
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers. Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  3pm & 7pm.  $22 Adult, $15 Student.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
January 24 - March 1
HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Virginia Repertory Theatre.
Developed at Virginia Rep, this stirring drama with music shares in the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend, Sarah Bradford, narrate her adventurous life, we get a closer look at this brave woman whose determination changed the world. The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn.  Directions: Richmond.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-282-2620. 
 
Monday-Friday and Satuday
PLAYHOUSE TOUR
American Shakespeare Center.
See the Blackfriars playhouse from the Inside Out. Tour participants will, learn about the historical predecessor, discover the inner workings of our 21st-century professional company, and explore the re-creation of Shakespeares indoor theatre. Weekday tours may be cancelled due to Student Matinees. Blackfriars Playhouse.  Monday-Friday at 2pm and Satuday at 11am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733. 
 
THEATRE PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Charlottesville-Albemarle is filled with talent! Your young dancer or actor is sure to find a class or group to enjoy. Look to our AF Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round to find many terrific organizations offering dance classes and theatre classes. Also, watch the Family Events and Festivals Calendar for specific performances and review the AK Guide to Family Fun Year-Round to see which groups do shows for families.
 

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